Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys surging up the NFL Power Rankings after big Week 5 wins over the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints, respectively.

By Chris Burke
October 01, 2014

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough," states a quote attributed to Albert Einstein.

Safe to assume he was not referring to the NFL standings, but it is applicable to the 2014 season nonetheless. Tampa Bay winning in Pittsburgh? Dallas' defense putting the clamps on Drew Brees? The Eagles scoring only on special teams and defense?

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What in the holy Y.A. Tittle is going on here?

Through four weeks of the NFL season, a handful of teams look consistently formidable and a couple have been absolutely horrendous, with a whole bunch clustered in between. Even Einstein would have a tough time sorting through it all.

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Sans his assistance, here are the Week 5 Power Rankings:

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